Calendar countdown: Round 28

Sep 17, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 28

The countdown is on for the start of the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season on October 3! The new EuroLeague season once again promises great matchups, week in and week out, but also more teams and games to enjoy than ever before in European club basketball. Season-long drama is in store, that's for certain. Just check out the matchups in Round 28!

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Good memories

Zvezda forward Derrick Brown had a career-high 12 rebounds and matched a personal best PIR with 38 PIR against Maccabi on December 1, 2016.

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

Ayon's personal high

Zenit center Gustavo Ayon posted EuroLeague career highs fo 8 offensive and 15 total rebounds against Zalgiris on January 15, 2016, while playing for Real Madrid.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

Blatt's Efes ties

Olympiacos coach David Blatt led Efes during the 2007-08 season and two current Efes players, James Anderson and Adrien Moerman, played under him three years ago at Darussafaka Istanbul.

Khimki Moscow Region vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Piling up the dimes

Khimki set a club record with 30 assists in a 99-76 home win against Fenerbahce in March 2013.

Valencia Basket vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan

Old friends

Milan's Vladimir Micov and Valencia's Fernando San Emeterio were teammates at Caja Laboral - now known as KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - during the 2009-10 campaign.

FC Barcelona vs. FC Bayern Munich

Dedovic, Koponen visit former home

Bayern's Nihad Dedovic made his EuroLeague debut with Barcelona; he played for Barcelona's junior team and then spent parts of two seasons with the senior squad between 2007 and 2009. Bayern guard Petteri Koponen spent two seasons with Barcelona, from 2016 to 2018.

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. ALBA Berlin

Rookie memories for Shields

Shavon Shields of Baskonia began his professional career in Germany with Frankfurt Skyliners. 

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. CSKA Moscow

Itoudis makes his OAKA visit

CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis spent 12 seasons as an assistant coach at Panathinaikos from 1999 through 2012. He helped the club win five EuroLeague championships, 11 Greek League titles and seven Greek Cups during that span. Only Nick Calathes and Ian Vougioukas are with the club from that period.

Real Madrid vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

It’s been more than half a century

ASVEL and Real Madrid played each other for the first time in 1965 European cup quarterfinals when Real swept ASVEL with a 37-point victory on aggregate.